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We are pleased to announce the online exhibition
Voltaire and Rousseau: Irreconcilable Contradiction?. The Rare Books Department holds Voltaire's Library, purchased by Catherine II immediately after the death of the French philosopher. Voltaire's Library contains 6,814 printed books, 2,000 of which feature handwritten notes made by philosopher himself or other traces of reading. This display deals with Voltaire's marginalia on Rousseau's works.
The National Library of Russia also presents the exhibition Christmas and New Year's Postcards of Elisabeth Boehm. Much of E. Boehm's works is based on Russian life and folklore. She produced over 300 postcard designs, mostly children for holiday greetings.